- Salary £18,000 per annum
- Organisation Visitor Attraction
- Job Type Full Time
About Discover Hastings
Discover Hastings operates three attractions in Hastings; Smugglers Adventure – underground caves and caverns taking visitors on a journey back to the heyday of Sussex smuggling, Hastings Castle – fascinating castle ruins steeped in history dating back to 1066 and Blue Reef Aquarium – situated on the seafront in the historic Old Town of Hastings, has an array of spectacular ‘underwater gardens’.
About the Role
Reporting to the Cluster Manager you will be responsible for the coordination of the Sales and Marketing for the Discover Hastings sites. Your goal will be to drive and grow visitor numbers and sales across the 3 attractions.
You will be responsible for advertising, social media and digital marketing and you will need to be flexible and enjoy working with the public. The role includes outreach and outdoor promotions via tourism fairs and events.
You will be the first point of contact and take sole responsibility for our extensive overseas group bookings for the Hastings sites.
You will organise personalised guided tours, written confirmations, invoicing and provide relevant educational material for the visit.
The role will include responsibility for the Discover Hastings websites, ensuring they are up to date with all current information whilst also including event co-ordination, creating and working to budgets, record and report keeping. You will need to demonstrate a target driven approach to your work and an ability to forge and nurture business relationships.
There are also operational elements to this role as it includes being the Duty Manager on a shared rota basis across the 3 attractions as well as working across Front of House, Catering and Retail as and when required.
This is a full time post which involves working 5 days a week and often includes working weekends and bank holidays.
This position will suit someone of a positive nature and who relishes a challenge as the role can vary from day to day. The person should be well organised and have relevant experience of sales and marketing in a similar role. A relevant qualification would also be an advantage.
The role will suit someone with great enthusiasm and a go getter, willing to be flexible and has a passion for sales and marketing and working with the public. The role includes social media and digital marketing campaigns; it is vital that the person has good experience of this and shows a strong understanding of this very important part of the role.
You should be ready for anything and be able to keep your finger on the pulse and react accordingly to media enquiries, including TV Filming, radio interviews and press relations. This is a fast paced role with ever changing priorities; the successful candidate should be able to work under pressure and enjoy working in a fast moving environment.
About Aspro Parks
Discover Hastings is part of Aspro Parks, a Spanish multinational company with its headquarters based in Madrid. Aspro owns and operates over 65 leisure attractions across Europe, 10 of which are located in the UK.
If you have the attributes, experience and enthusiasm we are looking for please apply with covering letter along with your CV and salary expectations to Janeen Yates, Group HR Manager, c/o Deep Sea Leisure Plc, Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9LF. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your covering letter WILL be used as a sifting mechanism so make sure it stands out from the crowd!
Blue Reef Aquarium is committed to Equal Opportunities.
Closing Date: Sunday, 25th February 2018
We do recognize the time and effort it takes to apply for a position, but as an employer of choice we receive a high volume of applications and in the interests of economy, Aspro UK does not notify candidates who have been unsuccessful in their application; consequently if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
Work Location: Blue Reef Aquarium, Rock-A-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW and Smugglers Adventure, St Clements Caves, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3HY
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